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in prison for his opinions. someone else who also led to jail was britain's greatest investigative journalist if you have read king leopold's goes to will remember him as the man who exposed the brutalities of the king leopold congo and his term was extremely harsh and he died not long after words really as a result. a very brave man. war opponents like this were up against the unceasing verizon of propaganda. here is the u.s. army recruiting poster from the period, a typical of things you saw on both sides. a german poster, with god 14 and fatherland. a poster warning against for heaven's sake say potential german invasion of australia. some of the probe for propaganda has an edge to it. you would be letting down the when and if you did not fight. or perhaps you were all blimp evading your responsibility and worse yet if you refuse to fight maybe you were a feminist. there was a nasty edge to the patriotic fervor in the air. as i mentioned, there were more resistors in all the countries we were fighting, but for various reasons the sharpest conflict between those who thought the w
in today. these are officer cadets at britain's most exclusive private school drilling in 1915. now, one of the things about the wars that we have gotten accustomed to in this country in recent years, vietnam, iraq, and the stand is that they are fox mostly by the poor. they are are very very few among the dead and wounded in those three wars who have been sons or daughters off ceos, senators, members of congress, anything like that. it was the exact opposite and the first world war. the death toll actually fell proportionately higher on the upper classes. and the main reason for that was that it was customary for sons of the upper classes, sons of the aristocracy, to have military careers. and i think a major reason for this is that armies are not only there to fight wars against other countries. they are there to maintain order at home. the 19th century was a very tumultuous time in europe, so was the early 20th century. many of the european armies were used to break strikes or the british army you know, put down tenant farmer rebellions in ireland, and so therefore officer in the army
and forth between britain and japan, but the case appeared to go nowhere. searching for the prime suspect and eventually getting to see him in the dark. bill hawker wanted the courts to give his daughter's killer the heaviest punishment possible. theoretically, that could be the death penalty, though prosecutors have called for life in jail instead. their daughter's killer has also written a book in which he details the crime and has promised the proceeds to lindsay's family. her parents have said they won't touch the money and want nothing from him. >> a new study suggests that taller people are at greater risk of developing a range of cancers. the research in the lancet found that, in women, the likelihood rose by 16% for every four-inch increase in height. they said taller men were also at increased risk. our health correspondent, james hughes, has the details. >> we're all at risk of developing cancer, and rising rates mean four in 10 of us will get the disease at some point in our lives. but it now seems taller people are the most vulnerable. ed study looks at cancer risks over a sin
for britain's sky broadcasting. this comes as a criminal investigation gets under way into the phone hacking a firestorm. back to the newsroom with developments in the story. >> it is being called britain's watergate, and since rupert murdoch has a major media presence in the u.s. and worldwide, the scandal is being closely watched here in washington. >> it started with a simple royal me injury for prince william, reported in 2005 by "news of the world." that leak led to a police investigation and charges the paper hacked into the house of windsor's phone lines, but it was not until this month that the british public learned from britain's "guardian" newspaper that politicians murder victims, and many others had also been have. today, after a meeting at 10 downing street, the family of a 13-year-old murder victim says they are glad the prime minister is now launching a full investigation. the family believes their daughter might be alive if the "news of the world" reporters deleted key messages from their families phone lines. >> politicians for all three parties have liaised and reacted so
to be suspicious suggesting it was a suicide. this scandal is rocking britain but seems ready to explode here in the united states. the fbi investigating whether a news corp journalist tried to hack into the phones of 9/11 victims and survivors. calls in congress for a investigation. the fbi also says it's aware of reports that actor jude law's phone was hacked while he was in new york. the scandal shows no sign of slowing down. quite the contrary. possibly being replaced as the ceo of his own media empire. a man whose customer base is the whole world. anyone who watches "glee" or reads the "wall street journal" or anyone that goes to the movies or reads books. we have jeffrey toobin and matthew chance. and brian stelter. brian, we'll start with you, rupert murdoch stepping down in the world of media, that's a wow. true or maybe? >> right now it's a maybe. news corp will not deny the bloomberg report on the record. what they say on background, people around the company say there was no meeting today to talk about it. you can tell that's not a real denial. they may want this out here before th
will compete, but >>> euro fighter has been ordered by its four partner nations, britain, germy, britain and spain. but india is seen as critical to keep production going. we caught up with enzo cazellini at the air show. >> congratulations with india where you were chosen for the fighter competition. i want to start by asking you, how do you expect to win. how do you expect to beat euro. >> let me start by saying that we're going to -- we have cooperation with india and france. we know india, we know the country and we believe that india can make boosts from the political level and continue this full type of click collaboration with spain. >> reporter: and do you feel you have a stronger industrial cooperation package as well. >> we have also very strong cooperation. we believe that all together we can offer much more attractive situation for the future development of india industry. >> reporter: of the whole order of aircraft about 130 aircraft or so, 18 of them are supposed to be built in europe in existing factories but the rest coproduced with hanestan in india. but hanesta had some
murdoch's newspapers in great britain now face their own accusations of appallinging wrong doing. their report target no less than the royal family and a former prime minister. in fact, gordon brown says the paper had links to criminals in order to hack into his bank accounts. and the medical records of his seriously ill son. meanwhile, members of parliament are demanding tough answers from police. how do they not uncover a hacking conspiracy that could mushroom to thousands of victims? let's get the latest from rivers live in london. they are asking murdoch and his son to testify? >> reporter: yeah. i mean, this is a pretty incredible development, inevitable, perhaps given the huge fury about the whole scandal. ruppert and rebecca brooks have been asked to appear before what is a select committee here which is a cross-party committee of members of parliament and can question people about a particular issue. the police involved in the current inquiry and in past inquiries have been questioned by a similar committee this morning. it's a pretty ferocious grilling that they get here
. could a massive probe now under way in britain happen here in the united states? and the obama money-maybing machine. who's behind the cash and can the republicans compete? >>> president obama and the congressional leadership are under enormous pressure right now, about 40 minutes into their latest round of debt crisis talks. they haveless than three weeks until the deadline to raise the legal limit on the federal debt. and by all accounts, they're still very far apart. what if anything emerges from this meeting? consider the very dire warnings from the chairman of the federal reserve. ben bernanke using very strong words today, telling congress that the global financial system would be thrown into enormous disarray. that's a direct quote, if the u.s. treasury is deadbeat on its debt. >> ff we went so far as to default on the debt, it would be a major crisis. the treasury security is view as the most safest and liquid in the world. it's the foundation for much of our financial system. and the negotiation that it would become suddenly unreliable and ill liquid would throw show shockwa
. this is really must-see tv today in great britain and for many other places. certainly the united states, which is why there's so much media here today as well. as one british politician put it, it's the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire and the phone-hacking scandal that will appear here later today. they'll be grilled by ten members of a select committee. it doesn't sound like much, it's the committee for culture and media. these hearings will only last an hour for rupert and his 38-year-old son, james murdoch. and another hour following that for rebekah brooks, who was as we know now, the chief executive of murdoch's british newspapers before she suddenly resigned last week. members of parliament in terms of what we're going to hear today, they'll try to get the murdochs and brooks to commit themselves on the record. saying things that they might be able to use against them later. especially if what they say turns out to be misleading. they're not going to be on oath, but they are going to be on what they call here, on honor and that's just as significant. the murdochs, and brooks
industry. bbc news. >> while the pressure continues to build in britain, as you have seen here in the united states, there are growing calls for investigations into the activities of news corporation. joining me is our washington correspondent. thank you for coming in. who is calling for this investigation, and what would be the focus? >> their two separate areas. it comes from congress, where interest has picked up suddenly. the first and most sensitive area is on the issue of whether or not there was an attempt by a news of the world reporter to hack into or obtain the information that might lead to the ability to hack into the voice mails of 9/11 victims. and various senators and one member of the house, who runs the moment security committee, have called for investigations. he has written to the fbi, calling for an investigation. the second issue which is separate is whether or not the payments through allegedly made in britain by members of the "news of the world," employees of new corp., whether those payments actually breach the foreign corrupt practices act. america tak
for an extra 185 million pounds immediately. the international response has been mixed. britain has given 23 million pounds to somalia this year. united states has given barely half of that. germany and france are among those accused of ignoring the alarm bells. >> contributions from other countries has been dangerously inadequate. britain is setting a good lead. we expect others to contribute. there are signs others are beginning. we need that to happen rapidly and vigorously. >> money is not the only problem. the famine has taken hold in areas controlled or influenced by militant islamist group. they made it too dangerous for foreign aid groups to operate directly. they say a ban has been lifted, but the politics are competen-- complicated and aid is not getting to the right people fast enough. the familiar images of hunger and helplessness. the predictable scramble for money and access as famine bites into somalia. erson isast one p reported to have been killed in malawi in demonstrations against the government. despite an earlier court ruling banning protests, protests have continued. th
britain's political law enforcement and journalistic establishment is really a waste of everyone's time. (laughter) you know, i know what the problem, is you're jealous. as a newscorp property, you're not upset that your standards have been corrupted by your scandal boner ethic. you're upset they get to have the fun while you get to sit on your hands. this scandal was made for you guys! for god's sake, look at these, d.s.k., made men, that's a great one. obama beats weiner. osama bin laden bin west banking. these are priceless puns. imagine the frustration that the pun masters over there must be feeling. they're missing out on the chance to shame a high profile media mogul, make that nasty insinuations about his second in command. indulge in puns about her personal appearance. and the death of a whistle-blower? right! i mean, it's easy. (cheers and applause) it's so easy! poor bastards! now, i'm not suggesting you don't have the balls to confront murdoch on this, i've seen you do it. when this scandal broke in 2009, fox's steve barney yanked murdoch's ass out of sun valley and laid the
-coverage or visit travelers.com. >>> the scandal shaking up the murdoch empire in britain has now reached this shores with some asking whether news corp's activity here in the united states should be scrutinized. today frank lautenberg submitted a letter to the attorney general where he wrote the limited information already reported in this case raises serious questions about the legality of the conduct of news corporation and its subsidiaries under the fcpa. he goes on to say further investigation may reveal that current reports only scratch the surface of the problems at news corporation. accordingly, i am request that doj and the s.e.c. examine these circumstances and determine whether u.s. laws have been violated. the senator's letter mirrors similar outrage from senator rockefeller from west virginia and senator robert menendez of new jersey and today brought news that murdoch abandoned his bid to take over british sky broadcasting. the question remains how much power should one media baron have. joining us now is stephanie gosk. the withdrawal to the bskyb bid is a blow to rupert mu
your help. >> you got it. thank you. >>> still to come, a feisty question time for britain's prime minister and secretary of state clinton raises eyebrows in china. >>> but michelle obama draws fire from the traditional obama white house, organized labor. our next generation mobile broadband experience to 55 million more americans, many in small towns and rural communities, giving them a new choice. we'll deliver better service, with thousands of new cell sites... for greater access to all the things you want, whenever you want them. it's the at&t network... and what's possible in here is almost impossible to say. it's the at&t network... somewhere in america, a city comes to life. it moves effortlessly, breathes easily. it flows with clean water. it makes its skyline greener and its population healthier. all to become the kind of city people want to live and work in. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest questions. and the over sixty thousand people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. >>> welcome back. here's the latest news
the prime minister of britain, of the uk, all the way to south africa where he is on a trip to try to drum the more business. the head of britain's largest police force has resigned. that's sir paul stevenson. commissioner of the metropolitan police stepped down as questions surrounding his relationship with editors of the "news of the world" newspaper. while stevenson maintains he had no knowledge of the extent of the activities paper he said he was resigning because "as commissioner i carry ultimate responsibility for the position we find ourselves in." his resignation comes as news international's former chief executive rebekah brooks was arrested sunday and underwent 12 hours of questioning by police. that came as a surprise she was arrested. she thought she was just going to be helping in their investigation. brooks is set to appear before a parliamentary inquiry tuesday alongside james murdock and rupert murdock. there are questions if she'll be able to testify. >> those bombings last week in india. hillary clinton had a trip planned there. she's still going ahead with that trip? >>
that links the man accused of last friday's atrocity too right wing extremists in britain. the suspect was accused of holding meetings with such groups nine years ago, but the intelligence chief says that although investigations were continuing, she believed that he acted on his own in the planning of the bombing killed at least 76 people. of course, you can get much more on that story and the rest of the news we have been talking about on our website. for now, thank you very much for watching. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its global financial strength to work for a wide range of companies. what can we do for you? >> "bbc world news" was presented by kcet los angeles. 
come-from-behind victory over brazil. the final is set for sunday. >>> britain's hacking scandal forces rupert murdoch to make a stunning move. and rushes relief to the site of pain. it's clinically proven to relieve pain twice as fast. new bayer advanced aspirin. there's another way to minimize litter box odor: purina tidy cats. our premium litters now work harder to help neutralize odors in multiple cat homes. purina tidy cats. keep your home smelling like home. vietnam, 1967. i got mine in iraq, 2003. u.s.a.a. auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation, because it offers a superior level of protection and because u.s.a.a.'s commitment to serve the military, veterans, and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto insurance quote. u.s.a.a. we know what it means to serve. personal pricing now on brakes. tell us what you want to pay. we do our best to make that work. deal! my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> under pressure by the british parliament, murdoch's news corp. announced today they will drop the bid for taking bs bs bs bskyb. let's g
is more of what we've heard from the judicial inquiry and a new relationship, certainly in britain between the press and politicians whereby meetings will still go on, but now everything will be open, above board and logged every time. which i think is a reform very much overdue. >> do you have suspicions about the prime minister david cameron that he may have known more than he's acknowledging? >> none whatsoever. and even among the most rabid labor parties i haven't heard anything about the prime minister's integrity. people talk about the judgment in hiring andy coulson, but hiebd sight is absolutely perfe perfect. and many in the press at the time thought it was an inspired appointment. also, mr. coulson's guilt hasn't been proven so far either. so no, the prime minister his integrity isn't called into any kind of question. when he announced a very strong statement tomorrow and his mps backing him. indeed we've had polling in this country showing the conservatives taking a lead over the labor party. so this isn't stirring the public. >> you were asking the questions when that intruder
, the former news of the world editor, she was arrested and just in the past couple of hours, two of britain's top law enforcement officers quit named in connection with the scandal. so who had some explaining to do? rupert murdock for one. he's agreed to answer questions tomorrow in the house of commons. also in the hot seat rebecca brooks, and his john sams. matthew chance is going to help us sort all this out from london. i want to help with the breaking story this afternoon, that john hor has been found dead, his death, according to authorities unexplained. what more can you explain about this? wh when it came to exclusives and others, he was the individual who first accused andy colson. shaen who are -- se-sean hoare mobile phone signals and according to him, they did this in exchange for cash payments so he was filled with all sorts of revelations and accusations of what the news of the world was up to. >> so he's the latest layer to this story you've been covering. rupert murdock tomorrow is in the hot seat. he's been summoned to answer questions and just translate that for me. does t
stories we're digging into tonight. the scandal that won't go away. in britain, new allegations against rupert murdoch's news corp. is the sun about to set on his empire? >>> is she after the white house? i'll talk to the man who wrote the book on sarah palin. he said if she decides to run, she'll win. >>> then pulling the plug on pakistan. we're holding back hundreds of millions of dollars in aid. will that make them a better ally or push them into the arms of our enemy? >>> joining me now from capitol hill to discuss the top story we've been talking about, is cnn congressional correspondent kate bolduan. have they had any breakthrough in the negotiations? they just talk, talk, talk. >> i often feel like i'm repeating myself. we have to tell you, there's no breakthroughs to report this evening. the meeting at the white house lasted about an hour and 45 minutes. i'm told from congressional sources that the focus was largely on the framework that had kind of been identified and come to pass in the biden talks. these are talks that were bipartisan talks that lasted for weeks and fell apar
, but there will be overflow rooms with lots of television screens. this is must-see tv today for all of britain and elsewhere. as one politician here put it, the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire and that phone hacking scandal will appear later today. now, they'll be grilled by ten members of a select committee on culture, sport and media. it doesn't sound very threatening. these hearings will only last for an hour. for rupert and his son james murdoch and another hour for rebekah brooks, who was the chief executive of murdoch's british holdings until she resigned last week. for the second hour. now, members of parliament will try to get the murdochs and brooks to commit themselves to say things on record that could be used against them later. what brooks and the murdochs, on the other hand, will do, is to be contrite. that's the new buzz word, apologize, apologize, apologize. there are biographers and media experts saying this could only hurt them today, this hearing will not help murdoch nor brooks nor the murdoch empire. lynn, back to you. >> jim maceda in london for us. jim, thanks so much. >>
should be prosecuted and put in jail. rupert murdoch, who has done some good things in britain for newspapers and broadcasts -- >> like what? >> he has kept "the times" afloat. >> did he do it? it gave him a great deal of power and influence. people did not like that kind of undemocratic power being demonstrated. >> yes, he has had an extreme power. he has not only use that power to support the conservative party and i do not think he has a strong political agenda. if it does, it plays second to his business interests. >> it is sometimes said he influenced tony blair to not join the euro. >> we owe him thanks then. >> he did not have a political path. >> he switched between parties. he put his support behind tony blair and 1997 and then switched back to the tories in 2009. had he had a consistent agenda, i think it would be more dubious. >> he is the man at the top of news corp.. we know the phone hacking has taken place. these unethical practices in journalism -- how far is that culture endemic in news corp.? >> we do not know. it now looks as though the contagion is spreading
, but this is all new territory for this huge media figure and for great britain. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london again for us tonight. stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. well, news corps got beaten up all day today by british politicians both before and after they dropped out of the bid. one of their fiercest critics, former prime minister gordon brown, who accused murdock's papers of law breaking on what he calls an industrial scale. >> order! order! >> reporter: in parliament today politicians for once found something they could agree on. rupert murdock's news corporation, they said should drop its bid for british tv network bskyb. >> they've got to stop talking about mergers until they sort out the mess they created. >> reporter: but even before they voted, news corps, beat them to it. >> they have decided in the last few moments that it will withdraw. >> reporter: announcing they would walk away from the biggest merger in the corporation's history, potentially worth billions, in a statement they said they would walk away from a deal potentially worth billions. the com
. >> also ahead, a new consider morning tied to that phone hacking scandal in britain. lawmakers here are calling for their own investigation. we'll have details on that plus do you know how to secure your cell phone to pry veevent peopl from hacking it? we'll run through four things you need to know. >> sounds like timely advice. also this morning, daniel radcliff will be here, the star of the successful harry potter chan fr franchise. it's already set the record for advanced ticket sales. daniel will be opening up about the series and also a very personal issue that he's admitted he's struggled with. >> we want to begin with that chilling confession of the alleged killer of an 8-year-old boy. jeff rossen is in brooklyn with details on this and we should warn you that some of the details are disturbing, jeff. >> reporter: they sure are. this 8-year-old boy asked his parents over and over again, can i please just walk home from summer chasm aamp all by himsel. they finally said yes. it was only about seven blocks. they even ran through it and practiced it together. but when the boy di
damage is mounting. today, britain's prime minister meets with the family of a murdered little girl after a murdoch newspaper allegedly hacked her cell phone to gain an edge on that story. actor hugh grant who is both a vocal critic of murdoch and a frequent target of him explains why all of us in the u.s. should even care. >> rupert murdoch does own an enormous amount of your media with fox news and the fox station and 20th century fox pictures and et cetera. and some of your newspapers. i think people need to ask themselves, you know, who is this man who owns such a large part of our media and i think, you know, when you hear some of new allegations about who the "news of the world" was phone hacking and may include, i stress it's allegations at this stage, some of the 9/11 victims, while i don't know, that may strike a chord with americans. >> the heartless details of the milly dowler case is worth receipt be. murdoch news organizations is accused of hacking her cell phone. the tabloid then reportedly deleted messages so her mailbox could keep providing new material to print for six gr
from australia to the u.s., to britain. >> thank you very much for joining us. in mumbai today, three coordinated bombings targeted the financial capital leaving at least 21 people dead and injuring more than a hundred. the blasts are the worst attack in the country since the 2008 attack. we have been to the location of why the explosions. >> this is one of three locations where explosions have taken place. just behind this police cordon, a bus stop where a vehicle was detonated. two of their class took place at about 7:00 p.m. local time in highly densely populated areas. lots of traffic around peak times. we are hearing of many injuries. the injured have been taken to local hospitals. the party according to the police and those of been coming to these areas saying that the parties at the moment is to make sure that the injured are taking care of. it is yet to be unknown who is behind these attacks and what is taking place and whether there is collation to any of those attacks that took place in 2008. -- whether there is any correlation to any of those attacks that took place in 2008
can make a splash. she switched last year from representing kenya to start swimming for great britain. her goal is to be at the olympics. she often trains two times a day, once before school and once after. >> getting up at 5:00 in the morning is not get easier. >> she started swimming at the age of four when she was with her family. she was born in the u.k. and decided to return here to pursue her dream. she boarded at plumas college. -- plymouth college. while most teenagers find it hard to drag themselves out of bed in the morning, she has been years since the crack of dawn. she is incredibly committed to his swimming but she is focused on her school work. after a cup of coffee, it is off to school where she is studying for her a levels. she has her work to perfect and friends to catch up with. this is all before the end of school. >> sometimes i get really stressed and fed up. you have to deal with this situation that you are given and you have to deal with both of these things. >> she made a contentious start before representing england. she has struggled. she took a five week br
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